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Mýrdalsjökull Glacier and Katla Volcano

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4×4 Car

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Mýrdalsjökull is a glacier located in the south of Iceland. It is situated to the north of Vík in Mýrdal and to the east of the smaller glacier Eyjafjallajökull. Its peak reaches 1493 m in height and in 1980 it covered an area of 595 km². The view on a clear day is one of the prettiest in the world. The volcano Katla, in the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, has erupted on average every 40 – 60 years. Sixteen eruptions have been recorded since the settlement of Iceland, the last in 1918. 

FAQ about Mýrdalsjökull Glacier and Katla Volcano

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There are numerous tours available to go up close to Mýrdalsjökull-Katla volcano. Popular tours include snowmobiling, glacier walking ice caving. The ice caves in Kötlujökull (outlet of Mýrdalsjökull) are breathtaking, please contact our concierge for tours available today. 

Yes you can, it is possible to get up close to Sólheimajökull one of Mýrdalsjökull glacial outlets. While driving the south coast between the village Vík and Skógafoss waterfall there is a turnoff to Sólheimajökull glacier. You can follow a path that takes you to a lookout over the glacier, do not attempt to walk on it without a local guide. 

Distances from Mýrdalsjökull Glacier and Katla Volcano

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It does depend on which part of Mýrdalsjökull you are traveling to, if you are planning on visiting Sólheimajökull glacial outlet it takes 1 hr. to drive to the car park. If you are planning on visiting Kötlujökull glacial outlet you can only get there by super jeeps (with local tour companies) it takes approximately 1 hr. 50 min. 

It does depend on which part of Mýrdalsjökull you are traveling to, if you are planning on visiting Sólheimajökull glacial outlet it takes approximately 2 hrs. to drive to the car park. If you are planning on visiting Kötlujökull glacial outlet you can only get there by super jeeps (with local tour companies) it takes approximately 2 hrs. 50 min.

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